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PR: What Happened in Kansas Could Happen in New Jersey

August 08, 2012

For Immediate Release – August 8, 2012

Americans for Prosperity: What Happened in Kansas Could Happen in New Jersey

In A Historic Primary, Conservatives Oust 8 GOP Moderates from Kansas State Senate

BOGOTA, NJ – Americans for Prosperity state director Steve Lonegan says what happened in Kansas could be a harbinger of things to come in other states, including right here at home in New Jersey.

In a historic primary, eight sitting GOP state senators in Kansas were defeated by their conservative challengers; among them, Senate President Steve Morris, a 20-year incumbent.

“The primary results in Kansas demonstrate that when citizens are educated about fiscal policy issues and the value of economic freedom and limited government, they will hold their representatives accountable when they betray taxpayer interests,” said Lonegan.

“Our sister chapter, AFP-Kansas, played a critical role by going door to door, using direct mail, and taking to radio and TV to educate citizens. And the results are clear: armed with the facts, Kansans chose to support those candidates who championed conservative, limited government, free-market policies.

“What happened in Kansas yesterday ought to send a shockwave through the GOP establishment,” added Lonegan. “And I have no doubt that what happened in Kansas could happen, not only in other states across the country, but right here in New Jersey.”

Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is a nationwide organization of citizen-leaders committed to advancing every individual’s right to economic freedom and opportunity. AFP believes reducing the size and intrusiveness of government is the best way to promote individual productivity and prosperity for all Americans. AFP educates and engages citizens to support restraining state and federal government growth and returning government to its constitutional limits. AFP is more than 2 million activists strong, with activists in all 50 states.  AFP has 34 state chapters and affiliates. More than 85,000 Americans in all 50 states have made a financial contribution to AFP or AFP Foundation. For more information, visit www.americansforprosperity.org

Americans for Prosperity does not support or oppose candidates for public office.

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